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how do you know if you are being discriminated against in the hiring process

How to Know If You’re Being Discriminated Against in the Hiring Process

Discrimination in a hiring process is illegal, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Unfortunately, preconceived notions and prejudices of the hiring manager may prevent you from getting a job that you’re qualified for. Job search discrimination can come in many different forms, from racial and age discrimination to sexist questions and attitudes. Many people face […]

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Career Change at age 50+

How to Make a Job or Career Change at 50+

Going through a job or career change at 50+ can be challenging, especially if you’ve been with the same company for years. Fortunately there are a few things you can do to make sure you get interviews and end your job search successfully. We invited professional resume writer Virginia Franco to share 7 “musts” when changing jobs or careers […]

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how to prepare for informational interviews tips

How to Prepare for an Informational Interview

While not as formal as a typical job interview, an informational interview can be just as nerve-racking. It might even be more intimidating if you don’t know how to prepare for it. There’s a lot of information out there about preparing for a typical job interview, but it can be difficult to find useful resources […]

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resume sections and section titles

Resume Sections and Titles: All Sections of a Resume

If you’re wondering what sections to include on a resume, you’re in the right place… We’re going to go step-by-step through the most important resume sections, titles, and how to write each section. I will share a few extra tips and reveal a couple of optional sections you can use to get even more interviews, […]

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how to use linkedin open candidates and does it work

How To Turn On And Use LinkedIn “Open Candidates” (Plus More New Features)

If you’ve been on LinkedIn lately you might have noticed a new feature called LinkedIn Open Candidates. You can use it to “signal” recruiters that you’re open to new opportunities, without your employer seeing… At least in theory. But does it really work? Let’s look at how turn on LinkedIn Open Candidates and how to best use […]

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checklist for resume writing

Resume Writing Checklist: 5 Steps to Get Your Resume Ready for Today’s Job Market

Picture this: You’ve been working for the same company for maybe 3, 5, or 10 years, you haven’t really needed to “interview” for a job because you are extremely well-networked, and you are positive that you have the communication skills to convince someone to hire you. In short, you know what you are doing in […]

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Job Search Networking Tips for Job Seekers

Job Search Networking: Tips for Job Seekers

Networking is the FASTEST way to find a job for most job seekers.  Effective job search networking lets you “skip the line” when applying for jobs and get interviews quickly. And the interviews are often easier, too! When you’re introduced to a company through your network, they’ll trust you more and you’ll already start the […]

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how to avoid age discrimination on your resume when applying for jobs

How to Avoid Age Discrimination When Applying For Jobs: 6 Resume Tricks

Age discrimination has been illegal for some time, but the reality is that resume styles have changed dramatically in the past decade. And a resume written in a style from 2005 is far more likely to get placed at the bottom of the pile… or thrown out altogether. I invited professional resume writer Virginia Franco to share her best […]

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how to attract recruiters on linkedin

How to Attract Recruiters on LinkedIn: 3 Quick Fixes and 3 Habits to Get Noticed

Here’s the deal: If you want to get noticed by Recruiters on LinkedIn you need a plan to stand out. LinkedIn has over 450 million registered profiles so you can’t just sit and wait for it to happen. We invited professional resume and LinkedIn writer Virginia Franco to weigh in with her best tips for how […]

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What Happens When You Lie on Your Resume

What Happens When You Lie on Your Resume? 10 Hidden Dangers

Should you lie on your resume? Lying on your resume can be tempting when you’ve sent out many resumes and just aren’t getting interviews. You start to get discouraged, stressed, and probably a little angry. However, in our opinion, it’s RARELY worth lying on your resume, and there are a lot of bad things that can […]

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